fluke

noun (1)
\ˈflük \

Definition of fluke 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : flatfish

2 : a flattened digenetic trematode worm broadly : trematode — compare liver fluke

fluke

noun (2)

Definition of fluke (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the part of an anchor that fastens in the ground — see anchor illustration

2 : one of the lobes of a whale's tail

fluke

noun (3)

Definition of fluke (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : an accidentally successful stroke at billiards or pool

2 : a stroke of luck the discovery was a fluke Her second championship shows that the first one was no mere fluke.

First Known Use of fluke

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fluke

Noun (1)

Middle English floke, fluke, from Old English flōc; akin to Old English flōh chip, Old High German flah smooth, Greek plax flat surface, and probably to Old English flōr floor — more at floor

Noun (2)

perhaps from fluke entry 1

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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fluke

noun
\ˈflük \

Medical Definition of fluke 

: a flattened digenetic trematode worm broadly : trematode — see liver fluke

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